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November 18 - December 9, 2020

NCMNS-Ecochallenge

NC Museum of Natural Sciences

The NC Museum of Natural Sciences seeks to be a better steward of the Earth by creating a healthy environment for its guests, employees, and community. We pledge to do this by observing sustainable business principles and by implementing energy reduction and water conservation practices, by reducing the amount of solid waste sent to the landfill, and by delivering educational programs focused on conservation, sustainability, and climate solutions

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Team Impact

  • up to
    3
    documentaries
    watched
  • up to
    585
    minutes
    spent exercising
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    26
    conversations
    with people
  • up to
    220
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    9
    lightbulbs
    replaced
  • up to
    28
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed
  • up to
    10
    plastic containers
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    3
    trees
    planted

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  • November 25 at 1:25 PM
    Now this may read a little gross but...... we are always looking for ways to eliminate using plastic and if it must be used, reduce said usage. Years ago, we began 'reusing' the bags we use to pick up what our dog 'deposits". That is, I figured out it's pretty easy to grab the bottom of a bag with stuff in it, invert it and pull the upper...
  • November 25 at 12:45 PM
    I always try to have a grocery list for a week's worth of meals, and any left-overs are store in the freezer, just in case I really don't feel like cooking. We already have a compost bin in the yard and a vermicompost bin in the house to take care of food scraps, but today I added a mealworm/darkling beetle colony to our waste processing...
  • November 24 at 10:07 AM
    Now is the time I mow the dead leaves in our yard and use those for mulch. I have a lot of plants and places for mulch. In the backyard, we leave most of the leaves to rot in place. While they do, a lot of the local birds like to poke and scratch around for food.  It's like we have every Brown Thrasher, Eastern Towhee, or Northern Cardinal from...
  • November 23 at 4:18 PM
    I would guess that people in richer countries eat more meat, in part, because they can afford it and also because it is built into the culture. The effects on our body of eating meat varies depending on the type, amount, and preparation. I'm a firm believer of "all things in moderation", meaning that we are better off if we consume...
  • November 23 at 3:13 PM
    The US Energy Information Administration has a cool website that allows you to check out energy production and consumption across the US as well as specifically in individual states. Here's the link to go directly to the NC page https://www.eia.gov/beta/states/states/nc/overview
  • November 23 at 3:07 PM
    I've learned that there are multiple ways of capturing energy from the ocean, such as capturing the horizontal or vertical movement of waves and the changes in tides. The generation of energy in this way does not produce the harmful by-products you get from fossil fuels. The location out in the ocean likely makes it more complex to install and...

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